Flashback: HTC HD2 was the best Windows Mobile phone, but it toured other OSes too

21 July 2019
The HD2 was the first Windows Mobile phone to have a capacitive touchscreen, which was made usable only thanks to HTC's TouchFLO 3D UI.

Sort by:

  • Ghassan

One of the best as that time. I still have mine , working and in a very good situation with its box and all the accessories and i turn it on from time to time to save the battery. cant lose it !

  • Operation Blitz

Dataminer49er, 23 Jul 2019The HD2 was a lot of fun! I must have changed the ROM on mine a... moreA lot fun???? Absolutely atrocious camera and picture quality and sub par battery performance and bad customer support, Yes that was a lot of fun!! So much so I never will buy HTC again!

SpiritWolf, 22 Jul 2019Completely dead? Not really. The only people still holding onto to Symbian are extreme fanboys. Everyone else has moved on to something actually supported.

The HD2 was a lot of fun! I must have changed the ROM on mine a dozen times before I lost it. It was an amazing piece of hardware for the time.

HP Elite X3 is definitely best windows phone ever released even Flagship Nokia 9502 XL by Microsoft were outstanding.
But at that time and era its possible.

  • Anonymous

Kingslayer, 22 Jul 2019I would like GSM Arena to have a flashback for these phones - ... moreAgree. That xperia X1 design is very good and it is way better than the latest xperia 1. It was produced way back when sony know how to design a phone.
I will add another great looking phone of the past, htc one s.

  • Anonymous

Pabliell, 22 Jul 2019Exactly what I said. 6 years ago. I won't say Symbian was bad at... moreOh I'm using Android right now.. But I still couldn't let go of my 808.. The camera is still the best for me.. The P30 Pro came close but still lacks in terms of detail and clarity.. It plays emulators smoothly.. Sound quality is superb.. I use it as my multimedia device.. My android is only for Whatsapp, FB and other social apps..

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019Yeah lack of developer support was really one of the things that... moreThis does not apply for Windows Mobile. It had a pretty great library and good backwards compatibility with apps for older WinMobile releases, but was a slow, buggy and broken mess from the start...

  • NAH

Kingslayer, 22 Jul 2019I would like GSM Arena to have a flashback for these phones - ... morei just want to see the lg keybo review

And I STILL use the sense widget for my clock/weather on my phones. Starting with the Galaxy Note2, all the way through to my current OnePlus 6T. I miss the Tilt series pre smartphones with their slide out hardware keyboards.

I would like GSM Arena to have a flashback for these phones -

BlackBerry Bold 9900
Nokia N95
Nokia N82
Nokia N8
Nokia N9
Palm Pre
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

The BB Bold 9900 is the Kim Kardashian phone that she would scour on eBay years after release. The Xperia X1 was released in 2008 and had an AMAZING DESIGN. It was close to Retina two years before iPhone 4 was released. And my favorite GSM Arena header of all-time was for the Nokia N9 review: Once in a lifetime.

https://m.gsmarena.com/nokia_n9-review-659.php

  • Anonymous

Believe it or not I still have my HTC HD2.

  • Anonymous

Microsoft could have been a new OS back then but they choose not to support wimmo anymore

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019"Officially, it was called TouchFLO 3D, but in reality the new U... moreYou're mostly right, but I don't think the HTC Touch was touted as an iPhone killer, since they both came out at the same time and the iPhone was still a new experiment from Apple, not yet a leading device.

  • Anonymous

djinn, 22 Jul 2019I bought this HD2 sometime in 2010 and used it for about 2 years... moreGood old days!!!!!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019BS article IMO. Best Windows Mobile phones were the upper-class ... moreWinMo is NOT windows phone. get your facts straight.
Windows phone came much later. Also Lumia was best Windows Phone by default as there was hardly any choice. Because it sucked. Samsung and HTC made few (which was almost identical models to their Android falgship counterpart), among some others, then they gave up quickly.

  • Anonymous

djinn, 22 Jul 2019I bought this HD2 sometime in 2010 and used it for about 2 years... moreYeah lack of developer support was really one of the things that killed Windows Phone.

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019No. But your bias does make your comment worse though.My over-exaggeration was in response to your own bias.

  • Anonymous

THE-TRUTH-REVEALER, 22 Jul 2019You really live in your own little world, right? Are there any u... moreNo. But your bias does make your comment worse though.

Anonymous, 22 Jul 2019LOL.. Symbian Belle can install apps directly and totally on mic... moreExactly what I said. 6 years ago. I won't say Symbian was bad at its time, it was great and Android was a mess. I don't know about you, but we moved on. You don't need to install apps on SD card anymore, since it will download all your settings once you log into your account. We have fast enough internet today. And Andoid has hot-swappable cards. It will tell you that you shouldn't do that, but it works. And it support SDXC up to 2TB.
I think you should upgrade your phone. It's time.